One of Scotland’s mostly highly acclaimed singer/songwriters is to headline a concert on the banks of the River Tay in a bid to protect an area so dear to his heart that he adopted its name for one of his most recent albums.

Voted songwriter of the year in December 2004, Jim Malcolm is recognised internationally as among the most influential players in the Scottish folk scene thanks not only to his undisputed talent, but also his passion for his homeland.

And now in face of an imminent threat to a prized piece of Perthshire’s heritage Jim has leant his support to the campaign to save Rohallion


Set amid the historic sites of Duncan’s Camp and Birnam Wood, Rohallion was made famous by poet Violet Jacob and then immortalised in song by Jim Reid and, most recently, Jim Malcolm whose album Rohallion is currently selling well world-wide.

Sadly the beauty of Rohallion and its loch and wildlife are in danger of destruction thanks to a proposal to build 49 holiday chalets in this fragile environment. Red squirrels, red kites and bats are among the species threatened by the planned development which has so angered environmentalists and local residents that a free protest concert has been organised to highlight the threat posed by these plans.  


On Friday, September 15th music-fans, locals, politicians, historians and nature-lovers will make their voice heard in traditional style with a concert featuring Jim Malcolm on the banks of the River Tay.     To show your concern for Perthshire’s heritage and threatened environment join them at 8pm in the Taybank Beer Garden and help save this historic beauty spot.
Rohallion  - Poem by Violet Jacob